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Anthony Joshua beats rival Dillian Whyte to become British heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua celebrates with the belts after winning the fight Credit: Reuters

Anthony Joshua has beaten Dillian Whyte with a round seven knockout in their British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight at the O2 Arena.

Joshua ended a bad-tempered clash after one minute and 27 seconds with a ferocious right uppercut.

Whyte hit the canvas and in initially worrying scenes as soon as the fight was waved off medics rushed into the ring to adminster oxygen.

But Whyte was quickly back on his feet.

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Fury escapes police action over homosexuality comments

A complaint was made about Tyson Fury by a member of the public. Credit: PA

Tyson Fury will face no criminal action from Greater Manchester Police following hate crime allegations.

Police looked into comments made by heavyweight champion Fury about homosexuality following a complaint by a member of the public.

However, officers have decided "no criminal offence has taken place" and the complaint will be recorded as a "hate incident".

"The matter has been investigated in line with national hate crime policy and has been recorded as a hate incident," a GMP spokesman said.

"The circumstances in which these comments were made suggest that no criminal offence has taken place and this matter will not be investigated any further."

Fury called for interview by boxing authority

Tyson Fury has caused a stir. Credit: PA

The British Boxing Board of Control have asked controversial boxer Tyson Fury to attend an interview regarding his recent media comments.

Heavyweight champion of the world Fury has been criticised for his views on homosexuality in the wake of his win over Wladimir Klitchko last month.

The BBBC met to discuss the matter on Wednesday before informing Fury last night, and again on Thursday morning, that he is to front the board.

"Mr Fury has been called for an interview in the new year," BBBC general secretary Robert Smith told Press Association Sport.

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